Necessary Roughness: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jun 29
2011

Pilot

Recently divorced, Dr. Dani Santino is assigned to be the new team therapist for the local pro football franchise, the New York Hawks.

2 Jul 06
2011

Anchor Management

Dr. Dani treats a news anchor whose career is on the chopping block following an on-air crack up. TK takes on the team when Matt won’t clear him to play on Sunday. Lindsa…

3 Jul 13
2011

Spinning Out

Dr. Dani treats a NASCAR driver who can’t get back behind the wheel after a crash. TK gets into a fight with the team’s rookie wide receiv…

4 Jul 20
2011

Habit Forming

Fullback Randy Boozler’s rookie year will be his last if Dr. Dani can’t figure out why he keeps failing to show up for practice. Meanwhile, sensitive information co…

5 Jul 27
2011

Poker Face

Professional poker play Jason Coogan wants Dani to uncover the “tell” that’s destroying his career, but there’s more to Coogan’s problem than meet…

6 Aug 03
2011

Dream On

Tyler Paxton — an extreme sports star and entrepreneur — appears fearless, but recurrent nightmares are starting to threaten his success. Dani attends her high scho…

7 Aug 10
2011

Whose Team Are You On?

When infighting among the players’ wives and girlfriends goes viral, Dani must intervene. Meanwhile, Nico searches for a damaging video tape.

8 Aug 17
2011

Losing Your Swing

Dani treats a rising golf star with the “yips.” TK gets a new therapist. A former professor of Dani’s sparks her interest.

9 Aug 24
2011

Forget Me Not

Dani takes on a successful female boxer who’s inexplicably losing fights and her memory. Meanwhile, Laz takes TK’s therapy to the next level. Matt receives an entic…

10 Aug 31
2011

A Wing and a Player

Dani helps the Hawks’ and their suicidal mascot get over the playoff curse that’s haunted them for six years. Meanwhile, TK meets his match off the field, and Dani’s relationsh…

11 Sep 07
2011

Baggage Claim

A lifestyle media mogul’s own lifestyle threatens her empire. Dani faces her first anniversary since the divorce. TK tries to figure out what he really wants in his love…

12 Sep 14
2011

Goal Line

As the Hawks head into the playoffs, Dani takes on an unexpected new client and TK must face his biggest rival. Nico has to decide where his loyalties lie.

About Necessary Roughness

Necessary Roughness focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee (Callie Thorne) who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself an in-demand therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight – all in a moment of crisis – clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she’s changing people’s lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.

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